Tokyo Blues: Jazz & Blues in Japan

Status: Completed 2000. Not commercially available.

Producer / Director / Camera / Editor: Craig McTurk

Associate Producer: Mike Price

Narrator: Chuck Niles

TOKYO BLUES documents the history and popularity of jazz and blues music in Japan, now the world’s leading jazz market. The program combines archival footage, musical performances and interviews with some leading musicians who live or perform in Japan, including Yosuke Yamashita (pictured on cover), Terumasa Hino, Toots Thielemans, T.S. Monk, Paul Jackson, and child harmonica sensation Taro, among others. This program offers a unique glimpse of Japan through the medium and artistry of its musicians, and reveals the international appeal of music. Suitable for all ages.